Toronto police say year-to-date statistics show vehicle thefts in Toronto are up 29 per cent and one of the main problems is that owners are simply not doing enough to secure them.
Congratulations to Detective Constable Mark Murray of the Halton Police Service as he was awarded with the Vehicle Theft Apprehension Award.
Plastic and metal debris littered the intersection of Parliament and Mill Sts. Wednesday afternoon, where police opened fire after boxing in a stolen car. More than a dozen bullet holes riddled its hood and parts of police cruisers were scattered across the street. One man has been arrested; there are no reports of injuries.
Car theft is big business. According to the Insurance Bureau of Canada (IBC), more than 72,000 vehicles were stolen in Canada in 2013. Read more in the latest issue of CAA Magazine.
The Organized Auto Theft Section (OATS) investigates vehicle, trailer, cargo and heavy equipment thefts for profit because of the suspected involvement of a criminal network. The OATS is also responsible for examinations of vehicles to determine their true identity…